Funschooling December 2018 Week 3


This calendar was inspired by the activities and suggestions offered on Still Learning Something New's December Special Days Calendar.

These activities are for the week of December 16 - 22,
but can be enjoyed any time of the season!

December 16

Chocolate-Covered Anything Day - Make chocolate covered pretzels! They make a wonderful food gift!


December 17


A Christmas Carol first published 1843 - Read or listen to this classic story. 

Watch the cartoon classic: A Christmas Carol (FULL MOVIE) or check your local TV listings.

December 18


Bake Cookies Day - Choose from a variety of recipes provided on the site suggested, or b
ake a bunch of your favorites.

The Nutcracker Premier 1892 Learn about the history of the Nutcracker, watch the cartoon version: The Nutcracker Prince(1990), the Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Sаn Frаnсisсо Ваllеt 2007, or listen to:Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker (Donetsk Symphony Orchestra) | Classical Music

December 19


Build a Snowman Day - Have fun with the snowman activities suggested in this post!



Look For An Evergreen Day - Learn about the Christmas tree.

December 20


Games Day - Use recycled items to make a your own games or play some that have been sitting on the shelves for a while. Play vintage games. Learn more about the benefits of games too!


Go Caroling DayEnjoy: The Christmas Karaoke - 90 minutes with the Best Christmas Songs with lyrics or go caroling with a group of people.

December 21


Winter Solstice / First Day of Winter - Learn about the Winter Solstice and make a luminary from recycled items.


Yule - Learn about The Germanic Origins of Yule with the video offered in the link.

December 22


First Electric Christmas Lights 1882 - Learn about The Father of Electric Christmas Tree Lights. 
Smithsonian Magazine has information and pictures of lights from the early 1900's.


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Funschooling December 2018 Week 2



This calendar was inspired by the activities and suggestions offered on Still Learning Something New's December Special Days Calendar.

These activities are for the week of December 9-15,
but can be enjoyed any time of the season!

December 9

A Charlie Brown Christmas Debut 1965 - Check your local listings and library for this movie. Learn about the show and make a trivia game with the facts you find most interesting. If you need a little help making your game, use the link provided in the title.

Christmas Card Day - Host a Christmas card making party. Ask everyone to bring something to help make the party a little more special: Seasonal paper, stickers, cutting tools (scissors, punches, cutters, etc.), glitter, and other fun items.


December 10

World Wide Candle Lighting Day - Learn about candles, and make your own. Find out more about this day too.

December 11

Make An Ornament - Make 3-D shaped ornaments from paper and as a fun challenge, turn a recycled item into an ornament. Use a cardboard tube to make this star ornament. This ball ornament is made from a recycled plastic bottle.


December 12

Ginger Bread House Day - Turn a small milk/juice carton into a ginger bread house. The link provided offers great links.


Hot Cocoa Day - Make a batch of homemade hot cocoa mix, then add a special twist and enjoy. This recipe goes great with cookies and holiday movies! 😎


Poinsettia Day - Learn about poinsettias and take care of one during the holiday season and beyond.

December 13

Fold Seasonal Origami Shapes - Fold up some seasonal and holiday origami shapes. Use them as ornaments for your tree, as little gifts, for the front of a holiday card, or make winter scene with them.


December 14

Christmas Bird Count Week begins - Find out how you can get involved in this program. Bring birds to your house with the tips in this bird watching post.


Deck the Halls Day - Decorate the house while listen to Christmas songs. Here's a classic version of Deck the Halls by Nat King Cole that you can listen to.  This video offers 3 hours of Christmas music. Have fun!



Roast Chestnuts Day - Have you ever tried chestnuts? This video will show you how to pick, prepare, and cook them.

December 15

Play A Seasonal Game of Guess My Word - Play a game of Guess My Word (played like Hangman but with a fun twist), with a Christmas, holiday, or seasonal theme. Other fun Holiday game ideas can be found here.



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Funschooling December 2018 Week 1



These activities are for the week of December 1-8,
but can be enjoyed any time of the season!

This calendar was inspired by the activities and suggestions offered on Still Learning Something New's December Special Days Calendar.

December 1:


🎄Christmas Tree Week Begins - Learn about the history of the Christmas tree and do some fun activities. Make a tree shaped countdown calendar too!


🍪Cookie Cutter Week Begins - The videos in the playlist included in the link provided contain information about: How cookie cutters are made and how to make some of your own. Use them to make holiday decorations, cookies, stamps, or a matching game. Trace around a cookie cutter and fill in the out line in a serious or fun way. Parents has a few other interesting ways they can be used.

December 2:

Recipe Greetings for the Holidays Week Begins - Make your own Christmas/Holiday cards and put a favorite recipe in each one. The Spruce Crafts offers a few printable recipe cards that can help to inspire your own or to make life a little easier.

December 3: Make a Gift Day - The video playlist included in this link offers inexpensive and easy to make gift ideas. Don't forget to make your own pet gifts and gift bags too!

December 4: 

Cookie Day -  Taste of Home has a variety of Holiday Cookie Recipes you can try.


Santa’s List Day - Be A Secret Santa! Make a list of the people and places you can help this holiday season in some special way. Think of family members, neighbors, and others that may need a helping hand or show someone that someone cares about them.

Give to a food pantry or volunteer your time.

December 5: 

Bubble Gum Day - Purchase a few different brands of bubble gum and have some fun with the activities in this post.

December 6:

St. Nicholas Day -  Learn about St. Nicholas with the video provided in the link. Make a Santa Claus Craft and learn more about Santa.

December 7:

Letter Writing Day -  Send a letter to the troops or to someone you love. Write a letter to Santa or to a company to tell them how much you enjoyed one of their products. The Spruce Crafts has festive holiday paper you can print out. Print This Today has Winter Themed Writing Paper available to print.

December 8: 

First Greeting Card printed 1843 - Have a card making session. Use the ideas in this post as inspiration.


Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day - What would it be like to go back in time to another Christmas or winter? What time would you visit, who and what what you bring with you?

Write, draw, or record your story.

Winter Flowers Day -  Find out what flowers bloom in Winter. Some plants can be purchased this time of year such as a Poinsettia. Purchase one to enjoy and take care of during the season and beyond. Purchase an Amaryllis or paperwhite bulb to grow and enjoy in the house.

Article: 12 Flowers That'll Bloom Even In The Dead Of Winter

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